Peter Poon’s 20-Story ‘Hotel Bowery’ Aims High for 2015 Completion
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It’s the news neighbors didn’t so much wanna hear, but 50-52 Bowery will indeed sprout that towering hotel as feared. Rumor mongering about this project and its effect on Chinatown has been ongoing for the last four years. Ever since Curbed broke news of Peter Poon’s interest in building here. Definitely a slow cooker, though. Last year, both Duane Reade and neighborhood favorite Danny Ng’s departed 50 and 52 Bowery respectively.
Disapproved plans filed with the DOB propose a 22-story tower with 120 dwelling units. However, this contradicts information just released in the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center. Their records show 20 stories with 220 rooms. Either way, this monster is gonna cast a fairly large shadow on the Manhattan Bridge approach. Assuming the developers can clear the hurdles of demolition paperwork (not yet approved, contrary to database), the hotel is optimistically planning an early 2015 launch. Or should we say, landing?
A new 20-story hotel is under construction at 50 Bowery, located just south of Canal Street near the Manhattan Bridge entrance. The tower replaces two low-rise buildings at the site, and stretches through the block, from Bowery to Elizabeth Street. It will house 220 hotel rooms when it opens in 2015.
- Demolition May through August 2013
- Foundation construction August through December 2014
- Superstructure construction through May 2014
- TCO anticipated in early 2015
Hotel Chatter spoke with Peter Poon Architects about the elusive project and learned that it’s called Hotel Bowery. So it’s not just a clever name then.